FOUR HOT COASTAL VENUES TO TRY

Angling Times (UK) - - SOUTH -

BRIGHTON, W SUS­SEX

The marina arm at Brighton is well worth a try for bass at on sur­face lures or sandeel im­i­ta­tions at the mo­ment. You can also catch them on float tackle with live or dead sandeels, or on the deck with whole squid or mack­erel hook­baits. The odd codling might show on the bot­tom rig as well. Con­tact: Prime Angling, 01903 821594

DUNGENESS, KENT

Plenty of small mack­erel are avail­able in the west bay, and you can tar­get them on feather out­fits or float gear with half sandeels on the hook. If you want to fish into darkness you can catch plenty of soles and the odd bass on bot­tom baits, in­clud­ing worm and squid. Con­tact: Seag­ull Tackle, 01797 366837

ILFRACOMBE, DEVON

Cap­stone Rocks is pro­duc­ing plenty of mack­erel to 2lb to feath­ers or float tackle. Ex­pect to catch on the float at least 25 yards from the shore, al­though they have been known to come in closer on oc­ca­sions. Con­tact: Va­ri­ety Sports, 01271 862039

WEY­MOUTH, DORSET

One of the best eat­ing fish is the black bream, and loads are be­ing caught off Ch­e­sil Beach. Martin Bowler re­cently used ground­bait feeder tac­tics off this coast­line with rag­worms on the hook to catch a few bream, so why not try the same? Use a smelly ground­bait and in­tro­duce tuna, mushed-up mack­erel and fish oil to cre­ate a stink sen­sa­tion that can be run through a heavy feeder. Con­tact: Ch­e­sil Bait, 01305 766222

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